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How My 60 Day Challenge is Going, etc

September 27th, 2014 at 12:19 pm

So I'm now five full days into my no eating out challenge. And the news is ... I have been successful at it so far! Smile The really interesting thing though is that other than needing to buy bananas on Wednesday, I have managed to do it with just food I already had on hand.

On Friday I picked up a couple quick/easy/fast vegetarian cookbooks that I plan to look over and pick out a few things from for this week. Then I'll be making my meal plan and doing whatever shopping needs to be done.

I think I have saved at least $30 this week from not eating out or stopping somewhere for a soda/candy/etc. Probably more. It was getting pretty bad. (Especially since when I would stop in for a soda/candy, etc. I would get something else so it wouldn't look like I only came in there for the junk ...)

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I had an interesting Friday night with NE - towed my first car! You can read more about it here if you want to: http://www.bubblews.com/news/8128150-friday-night-towing-adv...

We also had an interesting situation happen here with regards to tailgating last Saturday - I've been hearing some sirens today, and am hoping it is not part of the fallout; http://www.bubblews.com/news/8078503-tailgating-woes

I have now been at my new job for 8 weeks. Most of the time I really like it. I definitely like my boss K. She is such a fun person to work with. I've had the office manager C tell me she's really glad I'm there - that I have such a good attitude. Smile This definitely is not something I want to do for 25 years, but if it is what makes it possible to retire in 10 - 15 years, I think I can handle it. Smile

Oh, I was wondering if anyone has tried Bing Rewards today. What do you think? {url]http://www.bubblews.com/news/8130036-what039s-happened-to-bing[/url]

My first sewing class is on Tuesday! A needle and thread will be on my shopping list tomorrow. Smile

What is the price of gas where you guys are? I was reading about how prices are expected to fall below $3! It's around $3.20 here right now. Do you think they'll really fall that low?

10 Responses to “How My 60 Day Challenge is Going, etc”

  1. LuckyRobin Says:

    Gas was $3.49 when I filled up last weekend, but that was one county over. We generally run 20 cents higher in my county since it is on the border and has higer taxes.

  2. rob62521 Says:

    We hope gas falls, but it went up this week to $3.39.

    Glad you continue to be successful on your challenge!

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    $3.07 here...few taxes than NE, and that's the ethanol blend. Great job on the challenge. I did do Bing today and was able to see related searches. Maybe I have not seen the change yet.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    It sounds like gas is all over the place in pricing. The article did say that certain areas would still be over $3/gallon due to taxes, etc.

    CCF - Maybe they are trying it as an experiment to a few people? I really hope it switches back to normal because I do not like this format at all.

  5. Kiki Says:

    I paid 3.29 today which is the cheapest I have seen in a couple of years if not longer. I would love to see it drop below $3!!

    How do you think you could retire in 10-15 years? Good retirement package?

    Glad you are enjoying it!

  6. Kiki Says:

    Oh, and I am suburbs of Sacramento.

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Kiki - Retiring in 10 - 15 years is my goal. It would put me at about 55. If my electric car stocks go the way they look they are ... it may be sooner than that. If not, I still think I should be able to do so - I'll have steady raises, etc. I'm working on figuring out actual figures right now actually based on my income.

  8. Jan Says:

    Today it was $2.91 in South Carolina.

  9. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Jan = Sweet! Hopefully those prices will head towards NE soon Smile

  10. CB in the City Says:

    I paid $3.49 on Friday -- the lowest price in a long time. It seems we in Chicago are always highest in the nation!

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